Discussion in 'January And Everything After' started by Athryn, Jan 4, 2012.
Live from the Darwin Award showdown?
what does anyone actually THINK will happen in these types of situations?
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Hold my beer.
Does anyone actually THINK in these types of situations?
They think they do.
You think they think they think.
we did a physics problem in college that revealed the reason the four second rule works is the assumption that the car in front of you is braking, ie it is still going forward but losing speed. a sudden dead stop like that you need a much longer distance that most people don't do.
Here in California, we're taught that you should be approximately 1 car length for every 10mph of your speed.
Which is why, during rush hour, people putting the function of this lesson into practice will correctly allow zero car lengths between vehicles.
2 seconds in NY I think. It's crowded here.
In North Carolina, people aim for the zero car length rule. More often than not they autocorrect and end up with -0.25 car lengths between them.
And if someone goes into reverse, then you have cars superimposing themselves over each other in four-dimensional space and then I'll never get to the movies on time.
That is a Puli, a dog with a 1000 year history of having that particular coat, which is virtually waterproof and served to keep them alive and warm when they were herding sheep in cold Hungarian winters. You can (and many people do) clip the coat short.
Yes it's a pubebred dog, but purebred dogs (and cats) have been overbred to the point where they no longer resemble their roots. Their breed traits have been over accentuated to the point where the breed can no longer do the jobs it used to do. Do you really think that if you go back a 1000 years (or even 500) that the Puli dog would have such an overly long coat that it would need lots of grooming and trimming? The English Bulldog is the most famous example of this problem, but a good deal of the other breeds have similar issues where folks have basically cranked traits up to 11 to try to win blue ribbons, often to the detriment of the dogs health and ability to do the jobs it was bred for.
Gotta love the modern Boston Terrier with a face so fucked up by middle age they can barely breathe.
The Puli's coat does pretty much resemble the ancient coat, and no, it doesn't actually require much grooming, because they're dreadlocks. As I mentioned before, many Puli owners who live in warm climates just cut their dogs coats rather than let it grow (naturally, I might add) into the dreadlock look. Just because a dog is purebred doesn't mean it's also overbred. Puli and Komondors are known for having few to no genetic defects in their breed.
Pubebred for long hair...
More like short and curly. Right? Right??
I wish I could figure out what jobs my dogs were bred for, because I need them to start doing those jobs. Food and vet visits are expensive.
I'd love to find out if Little Foundling Shih-Tzu was bred to get herself caught in the works underneath our recliner couch, because she did a GREAT job of that last night. Other than that, she's not incredibly useful.
US Drug Addiction rate vs Drug Control spending (I'm writing titles now because sometimes I think I'm going to want to find them again later). Source for the graph is here, because reddit delivers sometimes.
I saw that chart and though "wtf government!?" and then showed it to my 12 year old son. His first thought was "but with out all the green, maybe the blue line would be a lot more?" I thought that was a good point. Hard to say, I guess.
It's possible....but there sure was a lot of drug use in the 70s, BEFORE the war on drugs, and the addiction line stays flat there.
It's not hard to say. It's good that he's thinking around the problem, but the burden of proof is squarely in one direction. It gets even more complicated when you look at the politics and interests that actually generated the war in the first place, but just in terms of the numbers the case is pretty damning. Also, I think this is actually a modest estimate simply because the costs of, for instance, disenfranchising entire swathes of the population as felons are even more difficult to measure than the costs of simply ruining individual lives.
Pugs can sense ghosts and ward off demons.
So you're saying that if I adopt a pug, my other three dogs will just go away? That certainly sounds like it would save money in the long run.
If you're spending a trillion dollars, locking people up in prison and fueling gang warfare to the tune of tens of thousands of people dead (mostly in Mexico, but nonetheless) you need more than "maybe". The burden of proof rests squarely upon those who profit from this madness.
The Drug War is a self fulfilling prophecy, a self perpetuating industry, and ultimately nothing more than security and prison industry payola at the expense of liberty and even safety. It doesn't work, has never worked, and the only thing we've ever had to suggest that it might work is some puritan's hunch.
Past time to send it the way of Prohibition.
Perhaps if we just executed all offenders both numbers would go down. I don't have a good gif for that.
Just about every comment on the chart (whose ultimate point is one with which I ardently agree) is pretty negative, mostly on his presentation, math and basically all the words he said. So he made a new chart.
I'd say it still indicates a problem.but you can bet people would point toward that dip in '85 as proof that Nancy and Ronald hit the nail on the head.
You know who else doesn't have a good gif for that?
Well I certainly don't.
This soundtrack is one of my favorite Christmas albums.
I found @bill dunsroman 's avatar, animated
Still a terrible chart, unless 100% drug addiction actually is a possibility...?
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